Cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport, R.I., 1778.
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Journal dated: Newport, September 2nd, 1778.
Mrs. Mary Almy's account, for her husband Captain Benjamin Almy, of the cannonading of the French Fleet led by Comte De Estaing in Newport, R.I., commencing July 29, ending August 24, 1778. Newport was occupied by the British Army from fall 1776 until October 1779.
Inscribed on verso of last page: "Sukey for your life take care of this and let no eyes peruse it but your and Mrs. Carr." Sukey was her eldest daughter Susannah and Mrs. Carr her sister.
An 1875 transcription of the journal by Conrad C. Ellery available at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Cite as: Almy, Mary. Cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport, R.I., 1778. RCL.Ms.032. Box 1 F3. Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Gift of Conrad C. Ellery, 1878.
No title page. No copyright. No table of contents. No chapters. No pagination. Cropping of text may occur due to lack of margins.
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